Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Berberidaceae
 Description

Shrubs or subshrubs, often spiny.  Lvs alternate, simple or compound, exstipulate or stipules minute.  Fls ☿, nearly always 3-merous, solitary or in fascicles, racemes or panicles.  Perianth of similar sepals and petals in 2-several whorls, free, 3 per whorl, yellow to orange, caducous.  Stamens 6, antipetalous;  anthers 2-locular, dehiscing by apically-hinged valves.  Ovary superior;  carpel 1;  ovules few.  Fr. a 1-few-seeded berry.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Berberidaceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised7
Exotic: Casual7
Total14
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.